CSEA Power in Central New York


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This slideshow demonstrates the power and effectiveness of labor union CSEA in Central New York. There's a reason we're called New York's Leading Union, and these photos of our demonstrations and our strength prove that we've earned that label. Put the power of CSEA to work for YOU! More info at www.csealocal1000.org

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CSEA Power in Central New York

  1. 1. Strength in Numbers The Power of CSEA
  2. 2. In size there is STRENGTH . In strength there is POWER . Power to effect CHANGE! <ul><li>CSEA represents about 50,000 CNY workers </li></ul><ul><li>CSEA has nearly 300,000 members and retirees statewide – we are New York’s largest public employee union </li></ul><ul><li>CSEA is the largest affiliate of our international union, AFSCME , with more than 1.6 million active and retired members </li></ul><ul><li>AFSCME is the largest affiliate of the 12.2 million member “house of labor” the AFL-CIO </li></ul>
  3. 3. Power in YOUR WORKPLACE <ul><li>When you face a workplace problem, by joining together with your fellow CSEA co-workers, suddenly, you gain a stronger voice . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Power in YOUR COUNTY <ul><li>Whether it’s a contract struggle, a fight against contracting-out public services, or a fight to stop political budget cuts, when CSEA members come together at the County level, we fight UNITED and we don’t back down! We develop strategic issue campaigns to mobilize our members , get out our message , and gain public support to build pressure on our policymakers and administrators. </li></ul><ul><li>We use our size to put together demonstrations of our strength and solidarity . We bring in union members from nearby areas to support their brothers and sisters. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Schuyler County Budget Cuts
  6. 6. St. Lawrence County Contract
  7. 7. Madison County Contract
  8. 8. Onondaga County Budget Cuts
  9. 10. Strategic Issue Campaigns <ul><li>Utilize CSEA’s professional staff to work with your local elected leadership to build a multi-faceted strategic campaign: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Field Mobilization Specialist – works with members, leaders and staff to develop a strategic campaign on a specific timeline, building in intensity, and reaching out to community organizations to gain allies; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications Specialist – works to help craft persuasive and appropriate messages to deliver to our members, the public, and decision-makers; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political Action Coordinator – works with members to put pressure on elected officials to oppose bad public policy or legislation; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labor Relations Specialist – your CSEA point person for day-to-day union operations and accessing/coordination all the rest of the CSEA professional staff resources. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Potsdam Schools Contract Fight
  11. 12. Syracuse Schools Budget Cuts
  12. 13. Part of a larger MOVEMENT <ul><li>As part of the AFL-CIO, we support all our union brothers and sisters throughout New York and the Country. Their struggles are our struggles. Their fights are our fights. Attacks on workers and unions are attacks on us, and we join together to fight for workers’ rights and the American Middle Class. </li></ul><ul><li>WE ARE ONE! </li></ul>
  13. 14. We Are Wisconsin Rally
  14. 17. Sending a strong message…
  15. 18. Successful Issue Campaigns in CNY <ul><li>Onondaga County Budget – stopped County Executive from re-opening contract, instituting furloughs and reduced layoffs from hundreds to a few dozen. Turned out more than 1,000 workers to public budget forum. </li></ul><ul><li>Madison County Mental Health – stopped efforts to privatize the County Mental Health Dept., including building massive community support and holding our own community forum. </li></ul><ul><li>St. Lawrence County Contract – turned out hundreds of workers to protest job cuts. No layoffs resulted. </li></ul><ul><li>Onondaga County Nursing Home – built massive community support to increase state funding and prevented the County from privatizing the facility. </li></ul>
  16. 40. CSEA Central Region 5 <ul><li>Colleen Wheaton, President </li></ul>